deverbative

[ dee-vur-buh-tiv ]
/ diˈvɜr bə tɪv /
Grammar

adjective

(especially of nouns) derived from a verb, as the noun driver from the verb drive.
indicating derivation from a verb, as the suffix -er in driver or -ment in development.

noun

a deverbative word.

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Origin of deverbative

1910–15; de- + verb + -ative, by analogy with denominative
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